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Monkey Island, Cat Ba

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Relax on the beach at Monkey Island, a private island with scenic views. If you get tired of swimming, you can climb the island's hill for expansive views of the surroundings. Grab a meal at the beach bar and avoid bringing your own food and leaving valuables out in the open, as the monkeys often steal food and other items from visitors, and can become aggressive if stopped. For Monkey Island and beyond, use our Cat Ba trip itinerary builder site to get the most from your Cat Ba vacation.
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  • My wife and I went to Monkey Island not knowing what to expect. A lot of Vietnam has had attractions that have shut down, or at least they have been run down, and monkey island is no exception. From.....  more
    My wife and I went to Monkey Island not knowing what to expect. A lot of Vietnam has had attractions that have shut down, or at least they have been run down, and monkey island is no exception. From.....  more »
  • There is nothing but a restaurant serving fast food, few monkeys and a Pebble beach. There are much better beaches in Cat Ba. I would rather pick beach 2 as it has very good shower facility and... 
    There is nothing but a restaurant serving fast food, few monkeys and a Pebble beach. There are much better beaches in Cat Ba. I would rather pick beach 2 as it has very good shower facility and...  more »
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  • Climb up to rock. It’s the best view. It is pretty challenging and you do need good shoes not flip flops. I wore water shoes it they worked perfectly. If you are afraid of heights or not into free climbing up some jagged rocks to reach the top then I wouldn’t recommend it. It is also really hot up there so take water. The island itself is nice. We spotted a few jellyfish lurking around in the water, so we were very cautious with our swim there. It is nice for sunbathing and the sand is super soft. The prices are pretty expensive so I’d advise taking water beforehand.
  • Beautiful island! You can climb to the top (better to have good shoes !), and have this beautiful view of the Bay ! No monkey (just 3 near the restaurant). We were alone, so peaceful!

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